Adventures in Champagne, Timorasso and Barbaresco

On this episode of Tasting Notes, we welcome Steve Morgan, wine sommelier and Midwest Regional Sales Manager for The Sorting Table. We start off by discussing our favorite local wine shop, Bottle Up! and why he started Champagne Happy Hour. Then we move right into some of Steve’s favorites: Wine #1: Producer: Waris Hubert Name: Albescent Vintage: -- Variety:...

We're Off To Spain!!

Pack your bags because on this episode special guest, wine educator Madison Varunk and I take a short flight over to Spain to taste some fantastic Spanish wines. We start out with general deep dive on Spain, then things get exciting as we open three unique Spanish bottles, a 2018 Cune Monopole Blanco (aka a white Rioja), then a 2015 Rioja Alta Alberdi Rese...

3 World Rocking Wines

On this episode I sit down with Ryan Baldwin and he absolutely blows my mind with 3 incredible wines. Ryan and I make our way through a 2017 Domaine Denis Race Chablis, a 2017 RIchard Kershaw Pinot Noir and a 2017 Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph. All three of these wines we picked up from Bottles Up in Chicago, so swing through and let them know you're there fo...

Let's Explore Riesling!

In this episode Jordon (Dialogue, Santa Monica) and I dive deep into one of his favorite grapes, Riesling! We go into all kinds of rabbit holes from exploring the versatility of the Riesling grape, to matching Rieslings with his favorite albums. Jordon and I start in Austria (Wachau) with the FX Pichler, then head to France (Alsace) to taste the Trimbach and...

Rosé! Not so "Basic"

I've always been anti Rosé. I just never considered it a "real" wine, but Brian twisted my arm and I'm glad he did. So much to unpack in these easy drinkers. About The Wines: Producer: Flowers Vintage: 2019 Country: US Region: Cali Coast (sonoma) GRaper: Pinot Noir Color: lighter salmon pink Aromas: Peach, Strawberry, Floral, Stone fruit, minerality Palate: ...

Albarino, Vermentino and Torrontes

Local wine expert Brian Giegerich and I sit down to talk about some of his favorite summer drinkers just as summer winds down. Three wines I've never tried before but really enjoyed. We'll go deep on each of these and a whole host of other topics from tasting to weather patterns. A great way to kick off the new podcast we can't wait to get to tasting with ...

Welcome to Tasting Notes!

Welcome everyone to the Tasting Notes Podcast! I'm Eric and I'm gonna be your host. Each episode I'm gonna sit down with a wine professional and taste some wine, talk about wine, dissect wine and probably go deep deep down rabbit holes about wine but today is just a quick review of the podcast, what to expect and how to follow along.  If you want to stay in ...